Auction site eBay is flooded with listings for Google Nexus One, which went on sale on Jan. 5. While Google sells the phone without a contract for $529, dozens of optimistic eBay sellers are trying to resell the gadget for as much as $1,000.
Consumer awareness of Android, an operating system for smartphones pushed by Google, is on a steep climb, which bodes well for vendors like Motorola and HTC. Of consumers expecting to shop for smartphones in the next three months, 17% are considering an Android-based device, according to comScore’s new survey of 2,300 consumers. In fact, devices based on Android aren’t far behind the iPhone.
On Nov. 30, Google announced winners of its Android Developer Challenge 2, a competition to create the best apps for Android-based phones like the Motorola Droid. The overall winners are “SweetDreams,” a tool that lets you go to sleep without having to tinker with phone settings; multi-player game “What the Doodle!?”; and “WaveSecure,” a tool that protects a mobile user’s data and privacy.
Half of T-Mobile myTouch 3G users visit Android Market at least once a day, according to a Nov. 4 report from T-Mobile USA. That’s a good sign for Android Market and its creator, Google.
Amid rising competition between Google’s Android mobile operating software and the iPhone, Google this morning is sending another shot Apple’s way. It’s debuting a free beta version of a new…
The number of applications such as games and calendars that developers have begun working on for cell-phone operating system Android has jumped 94% between September and October, according to Flurry, which provides in-app analytics software for mobile devices.
Google and Verizon, often at odds in the past, this morning announced a deal to co-develop handsets and other services using Google’s Android operating software. (Full release is below.) In…
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